A tip of the hat to champions of Tomcat Shootout

ASHLAND, Ky. – As the players prepared to go through the door leading into James A. Anderson Gymnasium for the championship game of the Tomcat Shootout simulation tournament, they came together in the area where the swimming pool used to be. The image was like a boxing weigh-in with the competitors looking straight ahead withContinue reading “A tip of the hat to champions of Tomcat Shootout”

From ‘Now or Never’ to ‘Uptown Funk,’ it’s going to be an epic championship game

ASHLAND, Ky. – Around town they were referring to it as Larry’s Legends against The Kids. The final two teams of the Tomcat Shootout simulation tournament were playing for a championship and everybody was talking about it. Jason Mays, the coach of the 2015-20 Tomcats, was losing sleep over it. He’d been up all nightContinue reading “From ‘Now or Never’ to ‘Uptown Funk,’ it’s going to be an epic championship game”

41 points in a quarter? Shooting stars in second semifinal of Tomcat Shootout

ASHLAND, Ky. – Was this basketball or a track meet? An entertaining and high-flying opening quarter got the second semifinal of the Tomcat Shootout simulation tournament off to a breathtaking start Thursday. The free-wheeling 2015-2020 Tomcats put 41 points on the board with a shooting exhibition that dropped jaws throughout James A. Anderson Gymnasium whileContinue reading “41 points in a quarter? Shooting stars in second semifinal of Tomcat Shootout”

Larry Legend, Wright’s fright and cheerleader controversy in semifinals

ASHLAND, Ky. – The well-rested 1960-64 Ashland Tomcat All-Stars threw an early haymaker at the 1970-74 Cats in the semifinals of the Tomcat Shootout simulation tournament Wednesday night. They hit them right between the eyes by scoring 34 points in the opening quarter. Larry Conley scored a dozen himself and the 60-64 Cats led byContinue reading “Larry Legend, Wright’s fright and cheerleader controversy in semifinals”